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  1. As things currently stand, neither the Eclipse nor any other cruise ship is allowed to enter ports within the Australia/New Zealand bubble. I don't see that changing in the short term, but February is a slim possibility.
  2. I'm booked on Celebrity Eclipse for late January 2021. We have been on Eclipse and like the ship very much. The ship was clean, food good and the staff outstanding. We booked the 2021 cruise at about this time last year when we were on an Alaskan Cruise. We have spent months planning this and hope it will happen. If we are are able we will be on Eclipse in Late January 2021. Auckland to Melbourne, it's a good itinerary, have a look.
  3. Never done Holland but have done about 10 Celebrity cruises, including a 14 night Antarctica on Eclipse round trip from Buenos Aires in 2019. Eclipse and Silhouette are sister ships and nearly identical, we have been on both. This sailing is a little different than most because it is so special going to Antartica, and there is a different vibe on the ship. Kind of a combination of wanting to learn and “how luck are we” to be going there. The experience for us was wonderful, we had been on Eclipse several times the food and entertainment was similar but there was more guest speakers and learning opportunities during that cruise.
  4. Hi, We have only cruised a few times, never on Celebrity and never for 8 days. It's our 20th Anniversary so I booked us in a Celebrity Sky Suite #2114 on Deck 12. I just saw today that there are now Sky Suites available on Deck 11 and Deck 7 both Aft (far end of the ship). I've read good things about having a suite at the end of the ship and I've read bad. I'm just curious should I stay where we are already booked or look at changing our Sky Suite to one of the aft rooms that's available. Thanks for the advice.
  5. That's ridiculous. Our reservation was for a 19 night cruise going in the opposite direction in April 2021 on the Solstice. The next cruise is April 2022 on the Eclipse for 18 nights. Some members of our roll call said their TA's could not re-book them on the 2022 Eclipse voyage because it was *less* nights, and that they could only get the November 2021 Honolulu-Sydney segment, instead. I was able to Lift and Shift to April 2022 without a problem. I was prepared to do battle, but only had to hold about half an hour with a nice Captain's Club rep. I made the reservation directly with Celebrity. I would b!tch, and fire my TA if I were you.
  6. Celebrity Eclipse is scheduled to be cruising out of Sydney, Australia from December 2020, with this in mind we've booked a cruise for February 2021 hoping that Celebrity will form a Bubble between Australia & New Zealand - fingers crossed!! Anyone have an opinion?
  7. The April 10, 2020 sailing was delayed to April 12, 2020. I seem to recall it is due to an extended or unanticipated drydock. Does anyone here have insight to what the drydock is for? Eclipse is not scheduled for Revolution until October 2021. Thanks.
  8. I know some answers are subject to change, but can someone answer these questions based on the sailings so far: 1. What brand of champagne is offered? 2. What brand of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc is offered? 3. Can you dine outside for lunch and/or dinner on a daily basis? If so, does it require reservations? 4. What drinks/food is availabe in your suite? 5. How is the gym? I can't find any good pics online. Thanks for the help.
  9. I have thick hair and wondered what type or more importantly what is the power level the included dryers Celebrity has on the Eclipse. I hate to bring my own because of luggage space but if the dryers are the old, attach to a walk or drawer, I will have to bring a stronger dryer. Any information would be appreciated.
  10. I just read on a thread about the Sunset Suites that you are currently on the Eclipse. You mentioned that Eclipse will now be shifted for renovation dry dock to October of this year. Is this an official new change? The dry dock was originally scheduled for October of 2020 and was changed late last year to April of 2021. We are booked on Eclipse on B2B2B in September and October of 2020, so very important to us!! Thanks much!
  11. I live south of San Diego in Imperial Beach and have been watching the cruise ships wait at anchor till things get going again, Here is a photo of the Eclipse at sunset a few days ago. Can't wait for these ships to get started cruising again!
  12. I have been out of the loop since they started redoing all these ships. I booked a cruise on the Eclipse and am getting assorted information on what has been done it it. Any answers would really be appreciated. Thanks.
  13. People have to do what they are comfortable doing. And decide if you trust the company that you are giving your money to. It is a risk and you have to consider you may not see your money again for a long time...and what happens if they go out of business? Does your travel protection include financial default of an operator? You can’t rely on Credit card protection — typically, they provide for default if you buy an item and don’t receive it because the provider goes bankrupt, but not a service, such as travel. Consider: the shipyard where he Eclipse was being built went bankrupt; Scenic had to step in and pay to get the yacht finished. It didn’t saiL for many months; that’s lost revenue plus they had to compensate passengers. They lose a class action lawsuit and have to pay out $$$millions. Covid-19 happens and they have get passengers off the Eclipse/tours/river cruises home. No revenue coming in since probably February. They are having new ships built and have to pay the shipyard. I don’t care that the owner had a statement on the website saying how “well-resourced” they are, that’s a lot of outlay of $$$ and cash flow out, no matter how wealthy you are. As Warren Buffett said, “it is only when the tide goes out that you see who is swimming naked.” My partner is an attorney and no, force majeur does not override anything and means they can keep your money. In fact, if a force majeur happens, there is no reason for them to keep your money since they are not operating. Believe what you will, but keeping your money is a free loan for them, and they evidently need it otherwise they would offer a refund like most other cruise lines. After dealing with this company for several months, I would not give them any money. And I can see why that passenger won the case on them causing him emotional distress. And how they lost the class action lawsuit filed by 140 passengers. https://cruisepassenger.com.au/hundreds-win-compensation-after-scenic-loses-high-court-battle-over-flood-hit-cruises/ I wish everyone a positive outcome with this company and do hope for the best. We all want to get back onboard sailing/cruising ASAP. It is just important to consider as many factors and outcomes as possible before moving forward. It’s a personal decision, based on each person’s individual circumstances and risk tolerance (and gut feeling!), whether to give them your money for a future cruise...especially not knowing when or in what format, and with what protocols (I.e., will you have to wear a mask while onboard?), cruising will be operating. Lots of uncertainties on many levels to consider.
  14. It is optional. The certificate that the Eclipse has is for class "1C", which is a Baltic ice class rating, and does not meet the required new Polar Class "PC-6" that is required for passenger vessels in Arctic waters.
  15. You had an unfortunate experience that I don’t think is typical. We’ve sailed in AQ on Eclipse multiple times and had some of our best Blu experiences ever. In fact, made some friends with some of the excellent staff members that we have been Facebook friends with for a long time, as well as meeting up with them on various ships over the years, including multiple Eclipse sailings.
  16. Below is from Australian website .. updated yesterday. After I post this I will go and read the 'original' Terms and Conditions (I have the 2020 printed booklet) and will report what I find. .......................................................................... 18 June 2020 Scenic Group Travel Policy and Advisory Update: COVID-19 Our Reservation Centre is currently experiencing unprecedented high call volumes resulting in unusually long wait times. We appreciate you require updated information to finalise your future travel plans and we are working as quickly as possible to be able to provide the relevant details. OPERATIONAL UPDATES We hope that you and your families are all well and starting to adapt your plans as the Australian and New Zealand Governments slowly start to ease the recent health and safety restrictions. However, due to the continued Government travel restrictions and international border closures, it continues to be impossible for us to operate our schedules for guests with bookings departing from Australia and New Zealand. This has required the temporary suspension of Scenic Group (including Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Emerald Waterways and Evergreen Cruises & Tours) departures for all river and ocean cruises, and for land tours (excluding domestic Australia tours) departing up to 31 October 2020. The suspension to 31 October 2020 applies only to international departures for guests from Australia and New Zealand. However, as a global business, we are also continuing to review, departures for guests with bookings that reside outside of Australia and New Zealand. This situation is totally out of our control and the COVID-19 pandemic is a force majeure event as defined within the Scenic Group terms and conditions. However, to support your future travel plans, Scenic Group will be providing a Future Travel Credit for affected departures. If you choose not to take up the option of the Future Travel Credit (FTC), you can opt to cancel your booking under our standard terms and conditions, and then consult with your travel insurance company to enquire if you can lodge a claim. If required, we can provide a letter to assist you in making your claim. Our flexible policy for guests with River Cruise, Ocean Cruise and international Land Tour bookings departing from 1 September to 31 October 2020: To ensure your future travel plans will be protected, if you hold a: River or ocean cruise reservation during this period, Scenic Group will provide a 110% Future Travel Credit (FTC) Voucher for the amount paid, to re-book and travel by 30 June 2023 Land tour (including Egypt & Canada cruise tours) reservation during this period, Scenic Group will provide a 100% FTC Voucher for the amount paid, to re-book and travel by 30 June 2023 The flexible conditions for your FTC Voucher are as follows: Valid for travel commenced through to 30 June 2023 The value of your FTC voucher is based on the amount paid for your reservation to date The FTC Voucher can be applied to any booking within the Scenic Group (Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Emerald Cruises (including Emerald Waterways and Emerald Yacht Cruises) and Evergreen Cruises & Tours) The FTC Voucher can be applied to any existing booking or when re-booking your future travel Is fully transferrable to another guest, and; Upon the expiry of the FTC Voucher on 30 June 2023, guests who are unable to travel may request a cash refund equal to the amount paid If you choose not to take up the option of the FTC Voucher, you can opt to cancel your booking under our standard terms and conditions. Our flexible booking and cancellation policy for guests with bookings departing from 1 November to 31 December 2020: All guests with a booking to depart from 1 November 2020 and guests considering a booking after that date, have the option to transfer their booking to an alternate date without a Scenic Group fee up to 31 December 2021 (or 31 December 2022 for Scenic Eclipse), up to 30 days prior to departure. Scenic will waive all cancellation fees with the value of the booking applied as a Future Travel Credit and we will review the timing for the full payment when re-booking. Please note, if you choose to cancel or transfer there may be third party fees applicable, which will be at the guests own expense. This allows guests more time to make decisions about their future travel plans. This policy will apply to all brands within the Scenic Group: Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Scenic Eclipse, Emerald Cruises (including Emerald Waterways and Emerald Yacht Cruises) and Evergreen Cruises & Tours. Most governments have implemented strict travel restrictions and border controls that limit the arrival of people who have travelled, visited or transited through other countries, beyond those currently within the Scenic Group policy as outlined above. We will continue to monitor the changing global situation and remain committed to doing our best to assist with your concerns and adjusting travel plans. On behalf of the Scenic Group team, we are here to support you during this challenging time and we look forward to exploring our precious world with you again very soon.
  17. I have just booked a Celebrity Suite on the Trans Pac after the Eclipse Revolution Dry dock. When buying they had a pop-up quoting the price for an Undisclosed upgrade. When you look for more details the link takes you to photos of the “Sunset Suite”. it does not show any location just says the cabin is 527sqft. I could not find the cabins on the deck plan either. Does anyone know where these cabins will be located? The price is about 20% more than a CS and 10% less than RS. Seems steep for only 30 or so square feet.
  18. My husband and I just returned from a 7 day Alaska cruise on the Celebrity Eclipse Sept 1-8 2019. It was one of my best cruises, and probably the most relaxing one. Since I was on a brand new ship, the Norwegian Bliss last January, I will be doing some comparisons. On the Eclipse I was able to relax more, and it was less crowded than on the Bliss. The Eclipse has 1426 staterooms with 2850 passengers. The Bliss is much larger with 2043 staterooms and 4004 passengers. The Eclipse was more quiet and relaxing than the busy energy on the Bliss. Since I wanted peace and quiet on this cruise, the Eclipse was the better one for that. When it comes to the embarcation lunch, the Bliss did much better for it’s passengers. The main dining room was open for ALL passengers as well as the buffet and the Local. With the stress of travelling, standing in line, checking in, customs etc. I like to sit down in a peaceful setting for lunch, and that was not available for me on the Eclipse. My options was Sushi on Five or the buffet. The buffet was crowded and busy, and not a good start on the cruise. I definitely had better options on the Bliss. We enjoyed the dining on Eclipse better than the Bliss. The Manhattan room on the Bliss was extremely noisy, while the Midnight Sonata on the Eclipse was quiet and calm. The service was much better on the Eclipse, and the food was better. The one negative on the Eclipse was that the 2 person dining tables were extremely close together, so it was like we were on a table for 4. On the Bliss we did not have that problem. We had Select Dining and it worked very well. Our cabin was 8279 which is one of the large balcony cabins on the bump. I spent most of my time on the balcony with my book, Diet Coke, Hot tea and blankets. This balcony, and a large balcony I had on Norwegian's Pride of America are the best balconies I have had. I am grateful to all the contributors on this forum who was able to help me find the perfect balcony for me. Since spending my day on the balcony is so important to me, and I don’t want to run to a bar whenever I want my Diet Coke, I brought my own 12 pack onboard. For others being able to bring some soda onboard is not important, but for me it is. It was an irritant for me that I had to go to the bar on the Bliss every time I wanted to drink some Diet Coke on my balcony. Norwegian’s ban on bringing soda onboard may be why I won’t choose them again. For others not a big deal, for me it is. One place where Norwegian did better on the Bliss, than what Celebrity does is the bathroom. Here is a picture of the spacious bathroom, with a fantastic shower on the Bliss. n I think the entertainment was good on both the Eclipse and the Bliss. I especially like the Paul McCartney tribute band on the Eclipse as well as their production shows. The singers were better on the Eclipse. The observation lounge on the Eclipse was forgettable. I didn’t even remember to take a picture of it. I will never forget the one on the Bliss with its 5 food stations and bar. Lots of loungers and places to sit or lay down. Here are some pictures. Bliss observation lounge The last portion of my review is where Eclipse wins. It is not even a competition the Eclipse is so much better than the Bliss. Service. On Norwegian Bliss you could feel the crew did not want to be there. They did the minimum they could get away with, and hardly ever smiled. On the Eclipse I was always greeted warmly with a smile. The servers knew our names. The bartenders knew our names, Our stateroom attendant, Menino, was amazing, and the service was excellent wherever we went. It was the best service I have experienced on all my cruises. This is the reason I will continue to cruise with Celebrity. So in summary: If you don’t mind being nicled and dimed, and If you want lots of activities (co-carts, lazer tag, bowling etc.) and you have young adults, teens and kids in your party, then the Norwegian Bliss is the ship to go on. If on the other hand you want peace and quiet, wonderful music everywhere, great food and a more elegant setting, and fantastic service, then the Eclipse is the way to go.
  19. When on Eclipse a couple of years ago we were facinated by then Hot Glass show as was and were lucky to win our "fish" in a their raffle towards the end of the cruise...... From the fire on the Eclipse to our mantle piece 😎
  20. Are you on the Millennium or Eclipse? We are on the 9/25 Eclipse which has disappeared from the X site. The Millie is still showing. Eclipse is also not showing on 2 other large sites. Maybe just a IT mess-up but hope it means they cancelling. Final payment is coming soon.
  21. We have done cruises on Celebrity, Royal C. and NCL. We prefer Celebrity, but if the price is right we go with Royal or NCL. Both Royal and NCL excellent in entertainment, but Celebrity excels in service and dining. Cruising in Europe is far more interesting than the Caribbean. We love history and the ports in Europe usually have that way more than the Caribbean. We did one Caribbean cruise and it was fun, but don't plan another. We have done two cruises out of Barcelona, one out of Venice, one out of Istanbul (visited the Black sea as well). Also, done a British Isles Cruise out of the UK, a cruise including Norway, Shetland Island, Iceland and three ports in Ireland or the UK, as well as a fantastic cruise of Norway up to the North Cape. The ports we visited where history was not the key were on the Norway cruise, as well as Iceland and the Shetland Island. Norway was on par with our Alaska cruise and in some ways better. Here are my reviews of our European cruises, including three transatlantic cruises. Black Sea and E. Med http://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=228545 British Isles http://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=221137 Transatlantic http://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=221136 W. Med NCL Epic http://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=103808 Southern Caribbean http://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=99934 Spain, Canary Islands and Morocco http://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=80907 E. Med and Adriatic, NCL Gem http://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=70129 Stockholm and Norway Aritic Circle https://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=659526&et_cid=3214772&et_rid=17221689&et_referrer=Boards North Sea/Atl and Transatlantic http://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=264272 28 days in Britain and Celebrity Eclipse home https://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=599139
  22. We are on the 05 Jan 2020 cruise on Eclipse out of San Antonio. Our captain is being cautious and cancelled our port in Punta Arenas due to a Pacific storm with very high winds generating 30 ft seas! We will be riding it out in the more protected Chilean Fjords until the storm passes. We are disappointed to miss the penguin tours planned but safety is priority one!
  23. Hello - We had a WONDERFUL Celebrity Suite on the Millie recently (Asia Cruise) with the exception of the HORRIBLE HIGH tub/shower combo - that you had to climb in/out of to take a shower or bath. We are looking at a great itinerary on the Eclipse ((Singapore-Sydney,Australia) This may sound silly to those that have not experienced it - but - Can anyone tell us if the Celebrity Suites on the Eclipse have the same combo shower/tub as the Millie (HIGH, HIGH, HIGH) ? Thank You 😀
  24. We were on Eclipse a couple of times. Last time in Aqua. Worst service I've ever experienced in Blu restaurant. Will NEVER book Aqua on Eclipse again. You're better off just booking a Specialty dinner package.
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